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Regulars Editor’s Letter by Aurora Sothis 1 Sacred World: Arbor Low by Derwen Somerset 2 President’s Letter by Sarah Kerr 4 50th Anniversary update by Sarah Kerr 5 News by Sarah Kerr 6 Letters 8 Herbalism by Val Thomas 10 Environment by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts 16 Children and Families by Hannah Semple 20 The Kitchen Witch by Rachel Patterson 24 The Quiet Revolution with Nimue Brown 46 Reviews 48 Old Dotty Reflects… 53 Features Crystal Magick 101 by Ari the Oak Witch 13 Why I’m a Conviction Omnivore by Sylvia Lane 18 Sabrina – Unlocking the Future by Nicola Haasz 22 A Pagan Artist’s Journey by Rob Shennan 28 The Dolly up the Chimney by Elisa M Gray 32 Inclusive Beltane by Yvonne Aburrow 35 Understanding the Dark Goddess by Frances Billinghurst 38 The Little Sorceries by Via Hedera 40 Ancient Religion, Equality and the New Aeon by Luke Eastwood 43

About Pagan Dawn

Pagan Dawn is published by the Pagan Federation, ISSN No 1357-5147. Please send enquiries, letters and review books to: Pagan Dawn, BM Box 7097, London, WC1N 3XX, UK. Submissions: Original artwork, photos, articles on the PF’s work, polytheism, philosophy, esoteric arts or folklore, to pagandawn@ paganfederation.co.uk. We reserve the right to abridge content and edit for style, grammar, clarity and accuracy. The editor’s decision is final. For advertising, email pd.publisher@ paganfederation.co.uk. Issue 220 submissions deadline: 10th May 2021. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in Pagan Dawn by writers are not necessarily those of the Pagan Federation or its officers. All articles/artwork remain the copyright of the author/artist. The Pagan Federation retains typographical copyright on all content typeset by Pagan Dawn, the Pagan Federation, or its staff. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced, except for short passages for criticism or review, without written permission from the publishers.

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Aurora Sothis Deputy Editor: Cherry Sterne Production Manager & Lead Designer: Lucia Segura Design Team: Joana Aguas, Jessica Hayes, Lucia Segura, David Spotforth Illustrator: Chandra Williams, p40-42. Proofing & Editing Team: Ailim, Florian Auerochs, Rose Broderick, Carolyn Dougherty, Shelley Hollingsworth, Claire Laizans, Nell, Sylvia Rose, Cherry Sterne, Allegra Swann, Ayshea Simpson, Ed Taylor Publications Officer: Rich Blackett Cover design: Lucia Segura

Pagan Federation Key Contacts

To report cases of discrimination: advocacy@paganfederation.co.uk PF Youth Officer: youth@paganfederation.co.uk Interfaith queries: vicepresident@paganfederation.co.uk Pagan Federation LGBTQIA Officer: lgbt@paganfederation.co.uk For enquiries related to the PF prison chaplains and ministry: prisons@paganfederation.co.uk PF President: president@paganfederation.co.uk All enquiries from the media: media@paganfederation.co.uk (England & Wales), media@scottishpf.org (Scotland)

PF membership: members@paganfederation.co.uk For grievances about the conduct of the Pagan Federation itself: gensec@paganfederation.co.uk To order Pagan Federation merchandise and products: products@paganfederation.co.uk For enquiries related to the Pagan Federation websites: webmaster@paganfederation.co.uk All other matters and general enquiries contact: info@paganfederation.co.uk Pagan Federation Scotland: scottishpf.org/contact.html For info on Pagan Federation International (outside UK): paganfederation.org

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